Cryptoplax larvaeformis f.occulatus   Quoy & Gaimard,  1834 (Chiton)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Polyplacophora

Size: length 31 to 32.5 mm; width 12.5 to 14.5 mm.

Worm like chiton, moderately large. Valves very much reduced and narrow, embedded in a large fleshy and densely spiculose girdle; the first four valves generally in contact, fifth a little separated and slightly smaller than the fourth, the sixth furtherapart, very small, the seventh still further away but slightly larger; tail valve close to the seventh but a little larger.

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• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nancowry Island (Lat: 7.98) (Long: 93.53) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Trinket Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Subba Rao, NV (2003) Indian seashells Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Kolkata (Part 1) 416 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Subba Rao, NV and Dey, A (2000) Catalogue of marine molluscs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Occasional paper no 187 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 1-323 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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